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The Decision: Golden State Warriors Edition
- Updated: January 5, 2013
Both players are small combo guards that are prolific scorers, but limited on the defensive end. Ellis and Curry were not a good match and this was reflected in the Warriors 23-43 record last season. One of these talented young guards had to go.
The question was….who? Who to keep — Curry, the sharp shooting third year guard who was battling debilitating ankle injuries at the time or Ellis, the seventh year human highlight reel and — face of the Warriors franchise — became the team’s quandary. Both players brought a lot to the table, but only one could stay if the Warriors were planning on avoiding the draft lottery year after year.
Fortunately for Warriors fans, the front office made the right choice.
They went with Curry — Unlike Ellis, Curry is a willing passer who is able to create for his teammates in addition to himself. After years of watching Ellis’ solo act, ball movement has returned to the Bay Area with Curry.
This Warriors team plays for each other and is always willing to make the extra pass. That kind of unselfish plays begins at the point guard position with Curry.
The Warriors are tied for the fifth best record in the NBA right now at 22-10. Curry is averaging 20.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. In addition many NBA experts believe he should be in the All-Star game this season. How many NBA experts say the same about Monta Ellis?
Over the past 15 seasons the Warriors have made wrong decision after wrong decision, but when it came to the decision, the Warriors finally got it right.
It may still be early in the season, but the Warriors should be in the playoffs this season and in subsequent seasons to come.
Bay Area native and life-long sports fan Nick Domanico is a die-hard fan of the Golden Warriors. For more Warriors insight, follow Nick on Twitter.
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